Coming and leaving. Internal mobility in late Imperial Austria.

Steidl, Annemarie and Stockhammer, Engelbert ORCID: (2007) Coming and leaving. Internal mobility in late Imperial Austria. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 107. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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The paper investigates the determinants of internal migration within late imperial Austria. In contrast to the modernization paradigm which studies onedirectional migration flows from rural to urban areas, our approach highlights that spatial mobility consisted of movements in both directions. Using data on all districts of the Austrian part of the Hapsburg Monarchy, we find that in- and outmigration rates are positively correlated, and that the modernization paradigm in migration research is consistent with our results for net-migration rates, but inconsistent with those for out-migration. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: economic history / migration / late Imperial Austria
Classification Codes: RVK QF 046 ; JEL N30, F22
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 13:56
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 08:02


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